VIRTUE OF THE MONTH
For the month of February we will be focusing on the virtue of respect. Respect is displayed in a variety of ways and ties in with a lot of other virtues. We will be promoting respect of self, respect of others, and respect of our environments. At the end of the month we will be participating in Pink Shirt Day – a day devoted to stoping bullying. This event gives us an opportunity to speak with students on how being respectful allows for us to build friendships.
TUITION TAX RECEIPT
Income Tax receipts are now available for pick-up at the school office. You must sign for the receipt. If you are having someone else pick it up, they must have a signed note from you requesting that they have your permission to pick up your Tax receipt. Please make a copy of the receipt in the event that you loose or misplace your original receipt, replacement receipts will NOT be issued. Parents are reminded to submit this tax under “Charitable Donations” section of their income tax return.
Re-registration will be held one day only, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 8:00am – 7:00pm in the SCHOOL LIBRARY. Please ensure that all forms have been completed and that all cheques are included. If you are registering a child for Kindergarten, please have “photo copies” of all required documents (ie: birth cert., baptismal cert & immunization record).
Packages that have missing documentation(s) will not be accepted. There is a $25.00 late fee if your package is not handed in on the 18th of February.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB
Plans are already in the works for next year. The club aims to find activities for students to do in all seasons. Next year the goal is to take students skiing at Whistler. The trip will be for two separate days and is open to all students currently in grades 4-6. Parents are more than welcome to attend. We need 40 people to make the trip a go. If you would like to attend, please send back the form (sent home last week), along with a $10 deposit per person attending. If we do not get enough attendees, the $10 deposit will be returned.
PINK SHIRT DAY
On Wednesday, February 24th students are encouraged to wear pink or something in the pink colour family, to symbolize to show solidarity with their peers that we as a school and as a larger community will not tolerate bullying or any kind of behaviour that causes harm to another individual or group. The school believes that focusing on healthy relationships is key to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming. Students will partake in a variety of activities that focuses on friendship and positive relationships. For more information about Pink Shirt Day please see the website at http://www.pinkshirtday.ca/.
BOOK FAIR/LITERACY NIGHT
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our school!
Tuesday, February 23rd to Thursday, February 26th.
If you cannot attend, you may use the Student Wish List order form and send it back to school with your child, along with payment in the correct amount (cash or cheque) and one of our volunteers can assist you child with their purchase.
Our annual Family Literacy Night will be held on Thursday February 26th 6:30-8:30pm. Your family can shop together, participate in literacy activities and enter our Book Fair Draw. You could win $50 worth of books – $25 for your family and $25 for your child’s teacher. During the event, we also invite you to help build up our library by purchasing books and donating them to the school through the Classroom Wish List program, which will be displayed in the library.
GUEST AUTHOR SUZANNE DE MONTIGNY
Catholic writer, Suzanne de Montigny, will be guest author at St. Bernadette’s Literary Night. She’ll speak about her award-winning, Amazon bestselling middle grade fantasy novel The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy, and launching her latest release, The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Deception.Plus, she’ll give a preview of her upcoming teen book, A Town Bewitched.
Mrs. de Montigny, having a minor visual impairment, will also talk about the Third World Eye Care Society, a group of eye specialists who travel to third world countries bringing thousands of pairs of glasses and performing eye surgery for free. She will be collecting used eyeglasses from the students to donate to TWECS. For each pair of glasses donated, your child will be eligible for one ticket in a draw for a t-shirt of The Shadow of the Unicorn: The Legacy. Children’s glasses are especially needed. So pull out all those old glasses and send them on down to the office. (Please no sunglasses, prescription or otherwise, and definitely no 3-D glasses.)
Suzanne’s novels will also be available for sale. The cost is $10.00 per book with half of her proceeds donated to the Third World Eye Care Society. A form was sent home with your child to fill out if you wish to order a copy.